The Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities presents:The Effects of Hitler’s Rise to Power on the Jews in Germany with Ethan Bensinger.
Ethan Bensinger’s parents and grandparents fled Nazi Germany in the 1930’s for a new life in Palestine. Ethan moved with his family to America in 1955. His family’s experience led Ethan to his chosen profession as an immigration lawyer. Since retirement, Ethan has turned his love of gathering historical narratives into a new career in filmmaking beginning with his film, Refuge.
Ethan’s presentation will draw upon his family’s experiences and will focus on three motivating factors that Jews faced in Nazi Germany in the 1930’s that determined whether they should stay or leave Germany: fear, vilification and necessity.
This program is sponsored by the Holocaust Education Committee of the Greater Quad Cities, the Rauch Family Foundation II, and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.